Entirely redesigned City store on Avenue de Malakoff reopens

Entirely redesigned City store on Avenue de Malakoff reopens   Paris, 2016-Oct-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — The City store on Avenue de Malakoff (Paris, 16th arrondissement) reopened its doors on 31 August. This urban, friendly store, firmly rooted in its local environment, has been entirely redesigned, offering consumers practical and digital services. A new […]

Amazon Web Services announces availability of P2 instances for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud

SEATTLE, 2016-Oct-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ:AMZN), today (Sep. 30, 2016) announced the availability of P2 instances, a new GPU instance type for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) designed for compute-intensive applications that require massive parallel floating point performance, including artificial intelligence, computational fluid dynamics, computational […]

Alexa Prize: Amazon announces university competition dedicated to accelerating conversational artificial intelligence

SEATTLE, 2016-Oct-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (-Sep. 29, 2016), Amazon announced the Alexa Prize, an annual university competition dedicated to accelerating the field of conversational artificial intelligence (AI). The goal of the inaugural competition is to build a “socialbot” on Alexa that will converse with people about popular topics and news events. The team […]

The Bon-Ton Stores to redeem its outstanding Senior Secured Notes due 2017

YORK, Pa, 2016-Oct-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:BONT) announced today (Sept. 30, 2016) that it will redeem the entirety of its outstanding 10 5/8% Second Lien Senior Secured Notes due 2017 (the “Notes”). The aggregate principal amount outstanding of the Notes is approximately $57 million. The Notes will be redeemed on November 29, 2016, […]

Stein Mart announces the appointment of D. Hunt Hawkins as Interim CEO

JACKSONVILLE, Fla, 2016-Oct-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Stein Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ:SMRT) (the “Company”) today (Sept. 29, 2016) announced that Dawn Robertson has tendered her resignation as Chief Executive Officer and as a director, and the Company’s Board of Directors accepted that resignation effective as of September 27, 2016. Ms. Robertson also performed the duties of […]

Sainsbury’s announces the appointment of Simon Roberts as Retail & Operations Director

Sainsbury’s announces the appointment of Simon Roberts as Retail & Operations Director   London, 2016-Oct-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sainsbury’s today (30 September 2016) announces the appointment of Simon Roberts as Retail & Operations Director. Simon will report to Chief Executive Mike Coupe and be a member of Sainsbury’s Operating Board. Most recently Simon was […]

Sainsbury’s introduces milk-free coconut-based alternatives to cheese

Sainsbury’s introduces milk-free coconut-based alternatives to cheese   London, 2016-Oct-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Great news for vegans and those with milk allergies or intolerances, Sainsbury’s has answer to your foodie cravings – milk-free coconut-based alternatives to cheese – available across the UK from today (28th September) in the Deliciously Freefrom range. There are seven […]

Argos to hire over 10,000 seasonal workers for the busy holiday season

Argos to hire over 10,000 seasonal workers for the busy holiday season Milton Keynes, UK, 2016-Oct-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Leading digital high street retailer Argos is on the look-out for over 10,000 seasonal workers to help light up Christmas for the millions of customers who will shop with them this festive period. Customer advisors […]

The John Lewis Partnership announces that Andy Street to step down as Managing Director

London, 2016-Oct-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — The John Lewis Partnership today (30 September 2016) announces that Andy Street will step down as Managing Director, John Lewis on 28 October. After a 31 year career with the Partnership, including nine years as Managing Director, John Lewis, it was confirmed last night that Andy has been […]

John Lewis opens its first ever branch in Essex, John Lewis Chelmsford

London, 2016-Oct-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — At 9.3 0 am this morning John Lewis Chelmsford opened its doors to customers, marking the opening of the retailer’s first ever branch in Essex. Part of Chelmsford’s new £150m Bond Street development, John Lewis Chelmsford includes 90,000 sq ft of selling space over three floors, stocking over […]

DFS inaugurated its first store in Europe, T Fondaco dei Tedeschi by DFS

DFS inaugurated its first store in Europe, T Fondaco dei Tedeschi by DFS   Venice, Italy, 2016-Oct-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — DFS has arrived in Venice! On September 29 the world leader in luxury travel retail inaugurated T Fondaco dei Tedeschi by DFS, its first store in Europe. Housed in a magnificent edifice in the […]

Open House: Lowe’s launches its first digital platform dedicated to taking people behind the brand

MOORESVILLE, N.C., 2016-Oct-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — As a company driven to help people love where they live, Lowe’s plays a part in millions of people’s stories every day. To bring those stories to the communities we serve, today (September 27, 2016) Lowe’s launched Open House, an interactive newsroom and the company’s first digital platform dedicated […]

H&M, IndustriALL and IF Metall convert Global Framework Agreement into permanent collaboration

H&M, IndustriALL and IF Metall convert Global Framework Agreement into permanent collaboration   STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN, 2016-Oct-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — The signing parties all share the belief that collaboration and a well-functioning dialogue between the parties on the labour market is necessary for lasting improvements for the garment workers in all areas of working […]

SONIC® Drive-In introduces the new Fiery Ultimate Chicken Sandwich and Fiery Cheeseburger

SONIC® Drive-In introduces the new Fiery Ultimate Chicken Sandwich and Fiery Cheeseburger   OKLAHOMA CITY, 2016-Oct-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — SONIC® Drive-In (NASDAQ: SONC) introduces the new Fiery Ultimate Chicken Sandwich and Fiery Cheeseburger to heatseekers everywhere, adding to its menu of bold flavors. Both feature the daring new Fiery Sauce, adding an irresistibly spicy […]

CVS Pharmacy voluntarily withdraws homeopathic teething products from its retail stores and at CVS.com

WOONSOCKET, R.I., 2016-Oct-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — CVS Pharmacy announced today (September 30, 2016) that it has voluntarily withdrawn all brands of homeopathic teething products sold in its retail stores and online at CVS.com. The voluntary withdrawal is being conducted in light of the FDA’s announcement today recommending that consumers stop using these products. […]

Opioid overdose-reversal drug naloxone now available in CVS pharmacies in Alabama, Alaska, Illinois, Missouri and West Virginia

WOONSOCKET, R.I., 2016-Oct-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) today (September 29, 2016) announced it has expanded access to the opioid overdose-reversal drug naloxone in Alabama, Alaska, Illinois, Missouri and West Virginia, allowing CVS Pharmacy patients to access the medication without an individual prescription. In total, CVS Pharmacy patients in 36 states now […]

The UK government introduces new National Minimum Wage rates

LONDON, 2016-Oct-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (Saturday 1 October), the government is introducing increases to the National Minimum Wage rates of pay. It is the minimum pay per hour all workers are entitled to by law, depending on their age and whether they are an apprentice. The new rates of pay are £6.95 for […]

Asda Income Tracker: UK families had £201 in discretionary income to spend in August

LEEDS, England, 2016-Oct-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — UK families had £201 in discretionary income to spend in August according to the latest figures from the Asda Income Tracker, released today (30 September 2016). The figures mark the 22nd consecutive month of double-digit growth in pound terms, with households benefiting from an extra £10 per week […]

US Foods to acquire Italian specialty distributor Jeraci Foods

Rosemont, Ill., 2016-Oct-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — US Foods today (Sep 30, 2016) announced that it has agreed to acquire Jeraci Foods, an Italian specialty distributor based in Elmsford, New York. Family owned since 1972, Jeraci Foods offers a complete line of authentic Italian and other imported and domestic food products to customers throughout […]

US Foods to host FY2016 3Q results conference call and webcast on November 8

Rosemont, Ill., 2016-Oct-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE: USFD) will host a live conference call and webcast to discuss Fiscal 2016 third quarter results on Tuesday, November 8 at 9:00 am CST. The conference call can be accessed live over the phone by dialing (855) 788-2805; the conference ID number […]

Chipotle Mexican Grill spotlights their carefully selected ingredients on new advertising campaign

DENVER, 2016-Oct-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — A new advertising campaign by Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE:CMG) spotlights their carefully selected ingredients and reinforces Chipotle’s commitment to sourcing, preparing and serving only the very best ingredients. “We prepare all of our food using a very short list of ingredients,” said Mark Crumpacker, chief creative and development officer […]

Tractor Supply Company acquires leading specialty retailer of pet supplies and services Petsense, LLC

BRENTWOOD, TN, 2016-Oct-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ: TSCO), the largest rural lifestyle retail store chain in the United States, today (09/29/16 ) announced that it has acquired 100% of Petsense, LLC, a leading specialty retailer of pet supplies and services with 136 stores in 25 states. The transaction price was approximately […]

Co-op and Van Houtte Coffee Services launch Drink Pink coffee program during Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Saskatoon, SK, 2016-Oct-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — With International Coffee Day fast approaching, Co-op is letting customers know that every little sip of coffee helps make a big difference when you Drink Pink. It’s been six years — and a couple million cups of coffee — since Co-op and Van Houtte Coffee Services Inc. first […]

Co-op and Farm & FFC SK to provide shoppers with opportunity to talk with Saskatchewan pulse farmers on Oct. 22

Saskatoon, SK, 2016-Oct-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — This fall, Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan (FFC SK) and Co-op are providing shoppers with an opportunity to talk with Saskatchewan farmers. On Saturday, Oct. 22, 10 Co-op Food Stores across the province will feature local pulse farmers, new Co-op lentil products and information and resources for shoppers […]

Uterqüe unveiled its new store image inspired by the Mid-Century Modern movement of the 1950s

Uterqüe unveiled its new store image inspired by the Mid-Century Modern movement of the 1950s   Arteixo, Spain, 2016-Oct-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Art and fashion join forces to inspire Uterqüe’s new store concept. The Inditex Group chain specialised in premium fashion accessories and textile and leather garments has unveiled its new store image, […]

CarMax announces new store opening in Maple Shade, N.J.

RICHMOND, Virginia, 2016-Oct-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — CarMax, Inc. (NYSE: KMX), the nation’s largest retailer of used cars, is celebrating the grand opening of its new store in Maple Shade, located at 531 Route 38 West. The addition of the Maple Shade store marks the fourth CarMax location in the greater Philadelphia metropolitan area. The […]

X5 Retail Group announces cooperation agreement between Pyaterochka and VimpelCom

Moscow, 2016-Oct-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — X5 Retail Group N.V. (“X5” or “the Company”), a leading Russian food retailer (LSE ticker: “FIVE”), announces the signing of a cooperation agreement between Pyaterochka and VimpelCom. The first stage entails the opening of 950 Beeline branded outlets and points of sale in Pyaterochka stores this year. The project […]

X5 Retail Group announces the offering of its RUB 15 billion bonds

Moscow, 2016-Oct-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — X5 Retail Group N.V. (“X5” or “the Company”), a leading Russian food retailer (LSE ticker: “FIVE”), announces the offering of its RUB 15 billion 001P-01 series ruble-denominated bonds, issued by LLC X5 Finance. The coupon rate on the bonds, which have a put option after 3 years, is set […]

Hot Deals Inc now with FREE delivery on all gift items

Alpharetta, GA, 2016-Oct-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Often it is seen that during various festive seasons or on some particular days special deals are announced. People plan their shopping based on these days but what about a site that has hot deals for you every now and then! Yes it may sound unbelievable but it […]

DreamShip hot air balloon took off on a year-long journey to raise awareness of Folds of Honor

Camp Hill, Pa., 2016-Oct-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — With Lady Liberty and One World Trade Center as a symbolic backdrop of the freedoms America’s military proudly defend, today (Sept. 29, 2016), DreamShip, a fully operational hot air balloon will take its inaugural flight before embarking on a year-long journey to raise awareness of Folds of […]